Free Healthy Cooking Class
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


The community is invited to join us for this class focused on making healthy slow cooker meals.  Participants will get to help prepare a crockpot meal, sample the end result, and leave with recipes for easy and affordable crockpot meals. 

Healthy snacks will be provided.   Participants will also have the chance to win a free crock-pot that evening.

RSVP to Hannah at 828-697-8422 ext. 120 or if you are interested in attending. 

Holiday; TFC offices closed
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Holiday; TFC offices closed
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
Salon 2020
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please stay tuned for more details about our 2020 event! In the meantime, check out photos from our 2019 party HERE (photos by Robin Reed).

About Salon
The Free Clinics’s longest-running event, Salon is an evening of fine wine and food, art and entertainment, and engaging conversations, all in an unexpected setting. Hosted at The Oriole Mill, guests nibble and sip on delicious offerings from generous local chefs and beverage purveyors while browsing and bidding on the array of unique items and experiences that comprise our silent auction. 

Sponsorships are available. All sponsors will receive tickets to the event and will be publicly recognized for their generosity. Sponsors at the Pioneer, Visionary, Leader, and Champion levels are invited to attend a private pre-event reception. During this intimate gathering, Executive Director Judith Long will share insights about the latest trends in healthcare and exciting developments in our community.

Sponsorship Levels
Patron: $250 – 2 tickets will be mailed to you in appreciation of your contribution
Friend: $500 – 2 tickets will be mailed to you in appreciation of your contribution
Champion: $1,000 – 2 tickets and private reception 
Leader: $2,500 – 4 tickets and private reception 
Visionary: $5,000 – 8 tickets and private reception 
Pioneer: $10,000 – 12 tickets and private reception 

 If you are interested in becoming a business/corporate sponsor for this event, or if you would like more information about annual sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Friedell at or 828-697-8422.   

Sunset Dining on the Mountaintop
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

Our 3rd annual Sunset Dining event will take place on Sunday evening, July 19, 2020. More details yet to come! 

About Sunset Dining
Sunset Dining is a unique event in an unparalleled setting. The Cabin Ridge on top of Sugarloaf Mountain boasts stunning views of the summer sunset over the mountains, which attendees can take in while enjoying a gourmet farm-to-fork seated dinner from Food Experience, wine pairings, live music and dancing in a beautiful open air pavilion. Check out photos from previous years’ events here: Sunset Dining 2019Sunset Dining 2018.


The Plunge!
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please stay tuned for more details about our 2020 event! In the meantime, check out pics from our inaugural splash HERE (by Amy Jackson, Karmalized Pictures). 

You can save your favorite Plungee from the dreaded fate that awaits them at Kanuga Lake! Help them reach their FUNdraising goal—and win the coveted “Golden Plunger” award—to avoid making a splash and save them from taking “the plunge.”  Funds raised will support The Free Clinics and our unique healthy living program, HealthWays, making good health contagious!

Bring your swimsuits and picnic blankets and join us for a fun afternoon at Kanuga Lakeside Pavilion on scenic Kanuga Lake, as local celebrities take the plunge for health!